Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

This legislation is the basis of UK health and safety law and sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other.

Health and Safety legislation will be relevant to museums when providing access to their collections in many areas, including moving and handling objects, and the risks associated with hazards in collections.

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Date created: 1974

Author: UK Government